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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Moncton Adventure

Last week, I had made a stop in Moncton, on my way back home from PEI. Here's the posting that I did to the Yahoo Group that I'm a member of:

Well, I decided to hit the road from PEI nice and early, and I arrived in Moncton around 3:30am. When I arrived at Gort, I discovered CN 121 in the yard, but no sign of 120. After some scanner discussion, I found out that 121 was waiting for 120 to arrive. 121 had some cars on the mainline, and they had to enter onto the mainline, then back up to attach to their train.

CN 121 departed with 2587, 5519 & 8874 (I could be wrong with the first two units) at around 5:30am, as I caught them going through Berry Mills. I didn't get the car count, but from scanner talk, it sounded like they said 180 cars, but I could be wrong.

At around 6:30am, CN 120 passed through Marsh Junction with 5772, 5757 & 2229, hauling 7500+ feet of train (109 cars, I think).

Shortly there after, CN 305 departed the yard at around 7:30am, with 2534, 5249(I think), 9462(I think) & what looked like 4716. I managed to catch this at Berry Mills.

It was pretty quiet for most of the morning. After hanging out with Tim Dryden for most of the morning, we went our separate ways. At around 12:30pm, I overheard on the scanner that CN 407 was roughly around mile 69 on the Springhill Sub, so I decided to venture out to Memramcook to catch it. At around 1:15pm, CN 407 rolled by with 5629 & 2670.

After this, I decided to venture back to Saint John. As I was making my way near Sussex, I overheard on the scanner what sounded like CN 405. Sure enough, I back tracked down to McCully's, and I found CN 405 coming out of the siding at McCullys. It looked as if it dropped a fair share of potash cars off. Shortly after, CN 405 rolled by with 5560 & 2674.

I knew that there wouldn't be anything after that, so I decided to finish the journey home. I think it turned out rather well.

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